Definition of publication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn//
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  1. 1  [uncountable, countable] the act of printing a book, a magazine, etc. and making it available to the public; a book, a magazine, etc. that has been published the publication date the publication of his first novel specialist publications
  2. 2  [uncountable] the act of printing something in a newspaper, report, etc. so that the public knows about it a delay in the publication of the exam results The newspaper continues to defend its publication of the photographs.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘public announcement or declaration’): via Old French from Latin publicatio(n-), from publicare ‘make public’, from publicus, blend of poplicus ‘of the people’ (from populus ‘people’) and pubes ‘adult’.Extra examples ‘This Week’’s German sister publication, ‘Diese Woche’, went out of business. His writing has appeared in many other print and online publications. Our German sister publication, ‘Diese Woche’, went out of business. She has several publications to her name on local history. The book is scheduled for publication in the autumn. The glossy publication is being mailed to 4 000 companies. The publication of her memoirs is scheduled for the autumn. specialist publications about bees the lower cost of electronic publication the posthumous publication this year of his unedited journals Her work has appeared in a wide variety of mainstream publications.
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